Famous French Food Experts

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Jacques Pepin
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Birthdate: December 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bourg-en-Bresse, French Third Republic France
Auguste Escoffier
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Birthdate: October 28, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Died: February 12, 1935
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Paul Bocuse
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Birthdate: February 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France
Died: January 20, 2018
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Joël Robuchon
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Birthdate: April 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poitiers, Vienne, France
Died: August 6, 2018
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Eric Ripert
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Birthdate: March 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antibes, France
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Dominique Crenn
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Birthdate: August 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Marie-Antoine Carême
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Birthdate: June 8, 1784
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 12, 1833
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Daniel Boulud
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Birthdate: March 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu, France
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Manu Feildel
(Chef known for My Kitchen Rules judge)
Manu Feildel
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Birthdate: March 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes, France
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Michel Roux
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Birthdate: April 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charolles, France
Died: March 12, 2020
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Jacques Mesrine
(French Murderer, Burglar and Kidnapper)
Jacques Mesrine
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Birthdate: December 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clichy, France
Died: November 2, 1979

Jacques Mesrine was a French criminal who carried out numerous burglaries, bank robberies, and kidnappings in the US, France, and Canada. He also killed many people and escaped repeatedly from prison, which earned him notoriety. Nicknamed The Man of a Thousand Faces, Jacques Mesrine was an expert in hiding his true identity. His life inspired a two-part film titled Mesrine.

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Michel Guerard
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Birthdate: March 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vétheuil, France
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Raymond Blanc
(French Chef)
Raymond Blanc
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Birthdate: November 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Besançon, France

Born in small village in eastern France, Raymond Blanc grew up enjoying farm-fresh food. Mostly a self-taught chef, he later launched the double-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Manoir. He has trained chefs such as David Goodridge and has appeared on shows like his own series, Food & Drink.

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Bernard Loiseau
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Birthdate: January 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chamalières, France
Died: February 24, 2003
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Birthdate: March 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alsace, France
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Anne-Sophie Pic
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Birthdate: July 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valence, Drôme, France
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Pierre Gagnaire
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Birthdate: April 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Apinac, France
Louisette Bertholle
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Birthdate: October 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
Died: November 26, 1999
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Fernand Point
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Birthdate: February 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louhans, France
Died: March 4, 1955
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Benoît Violier
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Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saintes, France
Died: January 31, 2016
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Yannick Alleno
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Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puteaux, France
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Gaston Lenôtre
(Pastry Chef)
Gaston Lenôtre
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Birthdate: May 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Nicolas-du-Bosc, Le Bosc-du-Theil, France
Died: January 8, 2009
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Alexis Soyer
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Birthdate: February 4, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meaux-en-Brie, France
Died: August 5, 1858
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Michel Bras
(Chef, Businessperson)
Michel Bras
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Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gabriac, Aveyron, France
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Pierre Franey
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Birthdate: January 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Vinnemer, France
Died: October 15, 1996
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Roger Vergé
(Chef and restaurateur)
Roger Vergé
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Birthdate: April 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Commentry, France
Died: June 5, 2015
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Paul Haeberlin
(French chef)
Paul Haeberlin
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Birthdate: November 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Illhaeusern, France
Died: May 10, 2008
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Jean Banchet
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Birthdate: March 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roanne, France
Died: November 24, 2013
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Érick Jacquin
(Chef who became better known after joining the talent show MasterChef)
Érick Jacquin
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Birthdate: December 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Amand-Montrond, France